Walking to Better Health

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There are many ways to stay physical active and walking is one of the simplest positive changes you can make to improve your health. Research has shown that the benefits of walking for at least 30 minutes a day can help you:

• Reduce the risk of heart disease
• Improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels
• Maintain body weight and lower the risk of obesity
• Enhance mental well being
• Reduce the risk of breast and colon cancer
• Reduce the risk of (type 2) diabetes

Moving with your goal in mind
• (Beginners)When getting started aim to walk at a light intensity for at least 30 minutes 5 days a week.
• (Advanced)If you’re looking to lose weight, aim for 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity 5 days a week.

Talk Test
Measure the intensity of your exercise to know if you’re pushing yourself too hard or not hard enough.

• You should be able to sing while working out at a light intensity level.
• If you’re exercising at a moderate intensity level, you should be able to carry on a conversation comfortably.
• If you become too winded or out of breath to carry on a conversation, the activity can be considered vigorous.

Resource: American Heart Association

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Attend the FREE exercise program offered by the City of Los Fresnos!

For more information contact Christine De La Rosa, Los Fresnos Community Health Worker at 956-312-1406 or email at cdelarosa@citylf.us or Los Fresnos City Hall at 956-233-5768.

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